Mercantile International Group Plc v Chuan Soon Huat Industrial Group Ltd: CA 8 Mar 2002

The court was asked whether the claimants were a commercial agent of the defendants under the 1993 regulations.
Held: It is common for agents acting in the sale of financial products, eg many types of insurance policies, to fix its own commission, and this arrangement can be consistent with the existence of a relationship of agency.


Rix LJ, Waller LJ, Wilson LJ


[2002] EWCA Civ 288, [2003] ECC 28, [2002] 1 All ER (Comm) 788, [2002] CLC 913, [2002] Eu LR 314




Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedClaramoda Ltd v Zoomphase Ltd (T/A Jenny Packham) ComC 13-Nov-2009
The former distribution agent sought to claim under the Regulations. The defendant said that the claim had not been notified as it should, within one year. The agency was for the sale of fashion items. Termination had been informal, stating that it . .
CitedRevenue and Customs v Secret Hotels2 Ltd SC 5-Mar-2014
The Court was asked as to: ‘the liability for Value Added Tax of a company which markets and arranges holiday accommodation through an on-line website. The outcome turns on the appropriate characterisation of the relationship between the company, . .
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Agency, European

Updated: 05 June 2022; Ref: scu.168082